Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries1 Minutes

Believers in Sardis had earned a reputation. They acted in ways that conveyed the impression that they were alive, that they were alert and active. But Jesus wanted them to know that He knew the truth – they were dead. There weren’t any signs of life. Their faith, from His perspective, was not active and real.

Regardless of their reputation or how others viewed their lives, Jesus found their deeds were not “completed.” They had been given tasks to perform that had not been finished. Perhaps some progress had been made, but the work was not concluded.

They might have been satisfied, but Jesus was not. They might have concluded that they had done enough, but Jesus knew that they were far from reaching His goals. He wanted them to do more.

The message was that they were too concerned with the opinions of other people and their own subjective conclusions. They needed to realize the only conclusions that really mattered were those of God Himself.

They needed to look at their lives from His perspective, to realize that partial fulfillment was not enough. They needed to be sure He was pleased, and they had accomplished the projects to which they had been assigned to His satisfaction.

Today, ask God to give you His perspective on your life. What tasks has He called you to accomplish? What resources has He given you? Have you left anything undone?